What Blind Spot Gear got up to in 2016

What Blind Spot Gear got up to in 2016

Another year, that's 2016, has passed and Blind Spot Gear are still flying at a million miles an hour and nothing is stopping us. Here's a round up of what happened throughout 2016. Another year ahead, thats 365 days to smash through the ceiling. Game on.

- Thank you for everyones support throughout the year, this journey would be 10 times as hard without shoulders to lean on and your smiles to wish us well.

9 reasons why CamerImage is the most important film festival you’ve never heard of

Poland's CamerImage film fest brings the art of cinematography into focus. A hidden gem on the global film festival circuit, Poland's annual CamerImage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography is one of the few film events in the world to focus exclusively on the craft of cinematography. No other...

Scorpion Duo

At Blind Spot Gear we are super excited to announce the brand new Scorpion Duo. The Scorpion Duo has a home in any film making situation, from the most remote location documentary filmmaking to hollywood feature films. Be sure to check out our demonstrations to see just how versatile this set...

Scorpion Lights Review

- Article by David Christopher Pitt When shooting a feature on a limited budget, finding the right film lighting gear for the job is priority number one.  Finding a light that you can not only set up quickly, but allows you to shape and perfect the look of your film is...

Lighting Guerilla Style in Rio

"Lighting on location with Blind Spot Gear's Scorpion Lights" -Article by Great Gabbo Lately I’ve been involved as a DOP in a series of video clips for Ganjafilm. This is an Guerilla filmmaking Anti-Prohibitionist producer specializing in Rap - located in Rio de Janeiro. Over a period of just 5 weeks, the project...

Matrix of the well rounded individual

Giving your unwanted 2 cents and telling people how they should live their life should be avoided at all costs; we all have a different path to walk and a different stride that takes us there. This is why one mans advice is as worthless and just as good as...

Lighting Tutorial - 3 point lighting & more

At Blind Spot Gear we love to share our knowledge of lighting. This 5 minute lighting tutorial will teach you principles about lighting. The video includes, lighting definitions and examples, 3 point lighting, the inverse squared law explained, and tips and tricks. About the Author  Billy Campbell, Chief Explorer of Blind Spot Gear...

Letter from the Chief Explorer - Urbex

Explore. Light. Live. - I (Billy Campbell) have always been fascinated with (urbex) urban exploration and the history, art, photography and film it can inspire. My own creative year zero was stood in front of an abandoned building in the heart of Scotland aged 14 with a 35mm Contax in my hand, climbing...

Lighting demonstration in the oldest music hall in the world

No building in Britain has as much history spilling from its seams as the Britannia Panopticon. Forget Westminster Abbey, Durham Cathedral and the Royal Albert Hall, the Panopticon has real history. Built in 1857, it’s the oldest still-standing music hall in world, it housed Scotland’s first cinema in 1896 and...

24 months with the Scorpion light: A customers report

At Blind Spot Gear we love hearing how film makers are using our lights to create amazing films, here’s a first hand account from on of our earliest customer, Ben Rowland at Yonder Blue Films. Take it away Ben. A review of some of our favorite lights... We were one of the...

A Primer on Practical Lights: How Practicals Can Make Your Cinematography Come to Life

If there's one simple thing that you can do today to make your cinematography look more professional and polished, it's incorporating practical lights into your scenes. Practical lights are, of course, traditionally defined as any light where the source is in frame. More often than not, this means lights that are...

We're Creating a Series of Lighting Tutorials: What Would You Like to Learn?

If you could learn anything about lighting for narrative and documentary film, what would it be? Earlier in the year, Blind Spot Gear unveiled the Scorpion Light, an insanely versatile minuscule LED fixture designed with professional filmmakers in mind. Since that time, Billy Campbell, Blind Spot's founder and friend of the...

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